For many men, a tie is not easyaccessory to a business suit. This means for self-expression, which helps to make the image unique. And it is quite simple, especially since today the choice of models of neckties is just huge.
In our article we will consider in detail such a stylishaccessory like plastron. What is it, how to wear it properly and how to learn to tie it? The simple recommendations suggested below will help you to make a pattern and sew a tie yourself.
Among the variety of models of necktiesthere are those that can be worn at least every day, and others designed for special occasions. The plastron belongs to the second group of ties. What it is?
Plastron as a type of wide tie appeared inthe middle of the XIX century. At this time, such a fashion accessory was widespread among the English dandy. What does "plastron" mean? This is the French name of the tie, which is derived from the English word "ascot." In England, Ascot is the name of a settlement in Berkshire, where the famous Royal Racing was held.
What is it in modern fashion? This is still the same wide tie, but today the plastron is attached directly to the shirt and fixed at the base of the neck with a brooch or pin.
Plastron does not lose its popularity today. In Western countries, especially in the UK, such a tie is still a must-have wedding accessory, which is still successfully combined with a business card, dress coat or classic suit.
A classic plastron with wide acute-angled ends and a narrow middle is knotted in the following way and in the following sequence:
Plastron, tied in this way, perfectly retains its shape during the day. You can not worry that he will unleash during the fun wedding dances.
Stylish plastron can be sewn with your own hands,using a very simple pattern. When cutting, the fabric is folded in half, a drawing is drawn to the fold line, which is outlined along the contour. This should take into account the allowances for seams in those places where they are provided.
For plastron traditionally choose the fabric"silk duchess". It is a dense material with a perfectly smooth, silky surface. Products from it look elegant and expensive. But when working with this fabric, inexperienced craftswomen often have difficulties, because the material is slipping and it is difficult to achieve a clear fit to the pattern when cutting.
That the plastron was dense and kept its shape well,when sewing used Dublerin. It is glued with an iron to the main fabric. In the process of work, it is necessary to press the seam allowances well, so that they can be easily hidden inside.
What is plastron, how to wear it and how to build a pattern, you now understand. It remains only to buy a suitable silk fabric and proceed to tailoring this elegant and stylish accessory.